wooden pear
Woody Wood"y, a. 1. Abounding with wood or woods; as, woody land. ``The woody wilderness.'' --Bryant. [1913 Webster]

Secret shades Of woody Ida's inmost grove. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Consisting of, or containing, wood or woody fiber; ligneous; as, the woody parts of plants. [1913 Webster]

3. Of or pertaining to woods; sylvan. [R.] ``Woody nymphs, fair Hamadryades.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{Woody fiber}. (Bot.) (a) Fiber or tissue consisting of slender, membranous tubes tapering at each end. (b) A single wood cell. See under {Wood}. --Goodale.

{Woody nightshade}. (Bot.). See {Bittersweet}, 3 (a) .

{Woody pear} (Bot.), the inedible, woody, pear-shaped fruit of several Australian proteaceous trees of the genus {Xylomelum}; -- called also {wooden pear}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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